What are you guys going to do for holiday vacation? I’m going to Cabo. How about you? Holiday vacation is for everyone. In fact, Chrysler plans to close its factory for a month. That’s right all you autoworkers—YOU GET THE WHOLE MONTH OFF! Woo-hoo! Well…….having the whole month off might sound good if you’re in college, but it’s not so great if you’re working in the struggling U.S. auto industry.
In order to save money, while waiting for the US government to bail them out, Chrysler is going to halt production for one month on ALL OF ITS 30 PLANTS! It’s car companies gone wild, except for the fact that all the factory works are going to be unemployed for the entire month. Impacted employees will not return to work any sooner than January 19th; with the possibility left open that the plants may remain closed longer than that. Not to be left out of the fun, on Wednesday Ford announced that it’s normal two-week Christmas shut-down will extend past the normal two-weeks. Looks like for those who works in the auto industry, it’s going to be like summer all-year-round except I don’t think anyone is going to be going to Cabo.